Heat Stress: What’s the Impact?

Are you wondering why 1st Service Conception Rates are lower this month?

Autumn is coming: no, not Game of Thrones in Dairy farms, but temperatures are lower and those summer days seem like a while behind us. However, you may still be seeing the results of those very hot days earlier in the year. Have you noticed a drop in 21-day pregnancy rates or 1st service conception rates? They may be linked to those hot days.

This publication from Theriogenology, 2003 explains the processes going on in a very clear fashion: (link opens in a new window)

Awareness of heat abatement measures are essential for better welfare and improved productivity on farms all over the globe!Heat Strses and Repro diagram Therio 2003

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